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27 March 2018

WA IOM Great Southern Championship - 24/25th March

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2018 Great Southern Championship and Albany Cup.

On a grey, overcast weekend in March, eleven skippers from Perth made the trip down Albany Hwy to visit our friends in Albany. Three skippers joined the fleet, whilst a few others volunteered their time to officiate.

Most drove down on Friday, stopping off at various country bakeries to sample the various pies and pastries on offer in the little country towns along the way. It was important to get a handle on where the best places to dine are, as we have planned for the Western Australian State Championships to be held in Albany in December and we need to be prepared!

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19 March 2018

SA 2018 Toad Cup - 11th March

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2018 Toad Cup

SA Marblehead Ranking event 11 March 2018

A warm sunny day greeted a small but keen fleet of skippers for the first SA RM Ranking event of 2018. The forecast was for a building southerly which suited the Pat course pretty well. Skippers were undecided on A or B rigs first up with most choosing B to best suit the early gusting breeze. Some changes were made after race 1 with most happy on B rigs.

Scott had a great start to the day with Paul close on his heels and Ben keeping them honest pinching a couple of wins. As Paul improved the Indie’s performance as the day went on the overall results of the day narrowed to be neck and neck as racing progressed. Late in the day, the regatta lead was changing after each race and the battle for 3rd (Tim Arland) & 4th (Ben Morris) was also tight and changing regularly.

Towards the end there were only 4 of the original 9 starters left with fatigue setting in and some boats having minor failures. This made it harder for those needing to get a break over a competitor. In the end it was Paul (23 points) narrowly winning from Scott (26 points), both sailing home built Brad Gibson designed Indie, then a gap back to Tim Arland (47 points) and Ben Morris (50 points) both sailing Red Ant F3’s.

It was good to see some new faces with John from Paris Creek at his first RM event and Alan Bessell arriving late but showing some glimpses of the speed of the Starkers when the breeze was solid.

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28 February 2018

2018 Australian Nationals Championship

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31 January 2018

Brisbane Challenge - 2018

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BRYC was happy to conduct the event over 27th/28th January..at our Eagleby Facilities. We had 33 entries form as far as NSW and Sunshine Coast...along with our local clubs..

thanks goes to Lindsay Patterson (Hervey Bay ) for being the PRO (one of the graduates from last year QRYA training coarse)  ably assisted by Ian Ashe..we would like to than all officials especially the scores who had results published very promptly (David Black / Anne Walker and Marylyn Russell) also all competitors for the way they conducted themselves..

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29 January 2018

SA Whitrod Memorial IOM 2018

Whitrod Memorial IOM 2018

Sailed at the Patawolonga on Sunday 21st January 2018

Hosted by Adelaide Radio Control Yacht Racing Club

A good fleet of 14 yachts had excellent sailing conditions with SSW winds all day.  Wind strength varied from about 12 knots to 15 knots with some stronger gusts.  Most yachts started on 'A' rigs and changed to 'B' with just a couple hanging on all day to the larger rig.  The breeze did fade at for the last two or three races.

Scott Mitchell dominated the day but was being pushed by Brett Osborn and Paul Littledyke (before he had winch issues).  Most yachts showed speed at times but it comes down to consistency.

The event ran smoothly thanks to Len and a couple of helpers and again showed The Pat as an excellent venue in the SW winds with the course close to the skippers sailing from an elevated position.

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04 December 2017

WA IOM Championship - 25/26th November 2017

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The 2018 WA  IOM Championship was held over two days with greatly  varying conditions which  tested  both the sailors and race officer Warren Rock assisted by Bob Paton.

The first day started in A rig moderate conditions in lumpy seas on the Swan river. 

Starting well proved difficult for both of the fleets in the 17 boat field due to the waves and close proximity of the shoreline. Experience sailors found themselves sometime in an OCS or stalled on the line at the last moment sting themselves up for a long chase to the front runners.

It became apparent after some top sailors found themselves in trouble at first windward mark with  boats washed sideways putting themselves into contact or falling short.  Mark rounding judgement was being tested and many fell short.

After several races the south west wind increased into B rig conditions with all boats changing rigs. Exciting sailing at the top of B rig kept everyone on their tippy tows with Sean Wallis with his V10 showing his speed and good tactics and Glenn Dawson taking some wins and consistently in the first three places.   After a slow start Ross Bennet was able to get into the small numbers but cheated himself out of a certain first place when leading at the final race of the day being passed on a wave at the penultimate moment by the good captain sailing the V8 when in Ross’s own words he ‘ wrongly ‘waggled instead of wiggled’ trying to stay on the plane.  

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04 December 2017

Kawana IOM Open - 2nd December

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Saturday the second of December saw the skies finally part with the rain abating providing a near perfect Queensland day for the regatta. Winds were very tricky from essentially the north providing a significant challenge for the RO in setting the courses as well as the eighteen sailors. Winds from this direction tend to be very fluky with fluctuating lifts and knocks making sailing a combination of skill and luck. This was an umpired regatta which provided excellent racing and great sportsmanship despite having so many on the start line for the one day one fleet event. Attrition was quite high with only eleven boats starting in the final race.

Greg Torpy was the man to beat with a wide variety of sailors challenging him throughout the day. Notably Doug Allen being the main sailor taking it to him regularly before gear failure saw him retire. Greg took the regatta out by a significant margin followed by Glen Fitzgerald and Frank Russell. Well done lads!...More here

 

20 November 2017

NSW IOM Championship - 18/19th November

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Edwards Park on beautiful Lake Macquarie was the location for the 2017 International One Metre State Championship hosted by the Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday contested by some of the best model yacht sailors on the Australian east coast.

Weather for the Saturday event ranged from gusty North Easter with a healthy one foot swell with the occasional white cap. The occasional shower kept the event interesting though the forecast rainfall of up to 10mm fortunately didn’t eventuate. Mostly B rigs were sails of choice though occasional C rig was used.

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03 November 2017

WA RC Laser Championship - 29th October 2017

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The 2017 WA RC Laser State Titles have been run and won.
A steady south to south westerly breeze greeted WAnderers Radio Sailing Club at the South Perth lake and it stayed in nearly all day.

All boats started with A rigs for the first few races then, as the breeze strengthened, B rigs were favoured by all skippers. With pretty tight racing throughout the day, the last few races determined the places. Various problems hampered defending champion Dave Pruden’s start to the day and he had to call it a day after 5 races.

A big congratulations to Rod Popham who came out on top, 3 points in front of Andy Cummins in 2nd with Dave Bedford 3rd, beating Adam Viney onto the podium by 1 point.

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01 November 2017

QLD IOM Championship - 28/29th October

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The State of Queensland International One Meter Championships have been sailed and won in perfect conditions in the Gladstone Marina last weekend.

The predicted 7-12 knot north to northeasterlies arrived at the exact start time allowing PRO Ian Ashe to set a perfect course close to the skippers and with uninterrupted and unrestricted winds. Skippers were impressed with the elevated vantage of their yachts and the constant breeze, prompting many to suggest the Gladstone location as one of the best places to sail in Queensland. Skippers from the Wynnum/Manly, Springfield Lakes, Kawana, Brisbane, Moreton, Fraser Coast and north to Mackay joined the Gladstone contingent to make a disappointing but strong 16 boat competition.

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31 October 2017

2017 US IOM Nationals, Garland TX

2017 US IOM Nationals, Garland TX

Forty-one boats contested the US IOM Nationals on Lake Ray Hubbard, Garland, Texas held 20-22 October, this included four classy gents from Australia of which two even bought their wives (who kindly assisted with race management support).

The team of Rosco & Andree Bennett, Tim & Elaine Brown, Sean Wallis and Glenn Dawson arrived a couple of days prior in order to be well prepared for the event and to kick things off the first port of call was local “gas” station (directly across the road from our salubrious accommodation) to stock up with much needed refreshment supplies. To ensure that these were kept cold an esky was procured for the Australian Radio Sailing Team and after 15m of duct tape was used to reinforce the body the unit was trialed – “good to go” was the call!

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31 October 2017

NSW Laser Championship - 29th October 2017

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Scott Fleming is the 2017 NSW State RC Laser Champion.
But beneath that headline there was a day of high drama on the water; with everyone having at least one drama of some sort. We had radios crashing; we had servos cooking; we had weed; new sail problems. Everyone was touched – from the top to the bottom. But it was a great day.

I believe many of us had results that exceeded expectations; and conversely… some of us did not come up to our expectations. And isn’t that what it is all about?

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23 October 2017

WA 10R Championship - 15th October 2017

The 2017 Ten Rater States for WA were held today by the Champion Lakes Radio Yacht Club out at Champion Lakes. It was a great day of Ten Rater sailing. The breeze took a while to settle in, but our Race Officer, Bruce Robins, had us on the water by 11.00am.

The fleet consisted of 4 Diamonds, a Prizm and a Graphito from Graeme Bantock, an Aero and Sanga from Steve Segemen and one of Lincoln McDowell’s Blades.

Unfortunately, Ray Bassett managed to leave a fairly vital part of his boat at home, so was a non-starter for the day. Simon Ellis and Phil Brown had their Blade and Graphito in the fleet, which was great to see. Steve Grey almost got his new Blade ready in time, but was also missing the same vital bit of kit as Ray – the mast stub and boom.

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12 October 2017

New Zealand IOM Nationals – Christchurch, 6-8 October 2017

Thirty six boats contested the NZ IOM Nationals held on Lake Rua, Christchurch, which was hosted by the Christchurch Model Yacht Club. This included two Aussie entries of Russell Gray from Qld and myself from WA. After an overnight flight via Auckland I arrived to a relatively clear day and after a quick nap headed down to the lake to undertake the measurement & registration for the event and have a quick sail. While the sun may have been shining it ended up being an extremely quick sail with the wind chill factor cold enough to freeze the nuts off a brass monkey leading to a prompt return to the warmth of the hotel room.

Travelling to NZ with boat box and rig box saw the need to rent one of the radio yachties most desired vehicles, the mighty Nissan Wingroad! It’s choice bro’. Fully loaded it was off to the regatta for a full day of racing.

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11 October 2017

NSW Ben Lexcen GP RD5 - 7th October 2017

Saturday 7th April saw the Northern Mariners conduct 10 Rater’s GP 5, the Ben Lexcen

Trophy at Kariong Gardens .

We had representatives from four clubs and would like to thank those sailors for their support particularly Steve Sedgmen from Canberra for making the long trip to join us over the weekend. The three other clubs represented were Kogarah Bay, Lake Macquarie and of course The Northern Mariners.

As it was a ten o’clock start we had problems settling on a course as the breeze was moving around one hundred and eighty degrees. After a couple of course changes we were able to get racing underway.

For the first period of racing we had breezes from the Western side of the compass. Our PRO Scott Condie did a fantastic job giving our participants the best possible racing.

The afternoon racing saw a breeze change with the wind shifting more to the South. It was made for great 10 Rater sailing.

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10 October 2017

WA 2017 Ray Tilbrook Memorial Regatta - 7th October 2017

 

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Perth Radio Sailing Club hold the Ray Tilbrook Memorial regatta annually, remembering Ray who was one of our long time members. Always a gentleman, always a terrific competitor and someone the club misses greatly.

This year, the event was moved from Jackadder lake as the water level and weed made sailing Ten Raters problematic. We moved over to Maylands Yacht Club, and were rewarded with some terrific sailing conditions.

Saturday 7 October was an overcast cool day, with a few rain showers passing by. The breeze started out fairly light from the south or south-east. It dropped away in the last morning, but built gradually as the afternoon progressed. Everyone had A rigs on until the last 4 races, when a rig change to B rigs was needed.

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